NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

Cost-sharing is a maddening yet integral part of many an award, especially when sponsors are being more judicious in their awards.  In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, Heather Offhaus, Director of the Medical School Grant Review and Analysis at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, discusses the differences between quantified and non-quantified cost sharing.

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NCURA’s YouTube Tuesday

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a confusing yet necessary component of the research process, as we’ve touched on earlier.  In this week’s NCURA YouTube Tuesday, John Hanold, Senior Associate Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs at Pennsylvania State University, helps sort out the FAR’s Termination for Convenience clause.

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The Dreaded “S” Word

Most of the general public is probably sick and tired of hearing the word “sequestration” brought up in every situation regardless of relevance, but, for research administration personnel, the current budget battle hits incredibly close to home.  While both sides of the aisle overplay or underplay the effects of any cuts, the fact remains that any reduction in funding to major governmental research entities will necessarily affect many of our research administration brethren, regardless of size.  Here at JHU, which receives roughly $600M in annual award dollars from NIH alone, we, too, are attempting to determine how best to move forward to ensure that efforts aren’t compromised.

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